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Zipping Classic - a pictorlal

Zipping Classic meeting at Sandown-Hillside on Saturday - in pictures by Quentin Lang

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Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at the Zipping Classic meeting at Sandown-Hillside and the Australian Turf Club's meeting at Rosehill - while The Taj Mahal was the most popular runner Libran ($7.50) was next best tried in that regard in front of Ventura Storm ($5) the Liam Howley-prepared winner was responsible for 30 percent of the total investment.

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Taj Mahal wins, Barman bows out

The Taj Mahal (IRE) won his second Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday but it looks like the end of the road for another previous winner of the race, Who Shot Thebarman (NZ).

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$1.50 favourite Roheryn goes down at Rosehill to Chess Star with the pace moves going with the winner

Rosehill opened on Saturday to the $1.50 favourite Roheryn going down, punters in the stand giving Josh Parr, the jockey of Godolphin’s colt, a piece of their minds and they were not pleased after the Waterhouse and Bott trained Chess Star led all the way in the 2019 Membership Bm 76 Sprint (1100m).

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Happy connections of Firsthand

For co-trainer Michael Hawkes and jockey Tommy Berry the win of Firsthand in the November Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday had added significance with their wives Clare and Sharnee among the co-owners of the six-year-old who was winning for the first time in just over a year

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Sunday form

Sunday’s meetings include Canada’s Woodbine – refer Jim Bannon’s Journal - Japan’s Kyoto, Korea’s Busan, Canberra, Geelong, Newcastle, Donald, Sunshine Coast, Singapore’s Kranji, Hong Kong’s Shas Tin, France’s Le Mans, South Africa’s Scottsville, UK’s Fontwell Park and Cheltenham and Ireland’s Punchestown and Cork.

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Fifty Stars salutes again but Perth off radar

Fifty Stars won his first Group race in Saturday's Sandown Stakes but isn't expected to attempt the rise to the elite level in Perth a week later.

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Ringerdingding wins Sandown Guineas

Ringerdingding continued his revival under Darren Weir, this time winning Saturday's Group 2 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m) - Ringerdingding will be aimed at next year's Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington in March

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Godolphin favourite claims Eclipse Stakes

Godolphin Australia have raced more gifted horses but their newest million-dollar earner Tally is definitely amongst their most adored.

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Our Century (IRE) carries the weight to win November Topaz

The Kim Waugh trained Our Century (IRE) performed well with 58.5kg under Jason Collett to fend off challenges from Abdon (GB) with 3kg under Brenton Avdulla and Naval Warfare (IRE) with 52kg under Jay Ford to win the November Topaz (1900m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Yogi (NZ) stays the distance

Yogi (NZ) has always shaped as a two-miler but the six-year-old needed every metre of Saturday's $150,000, listed Sandown Cup (3200m) to score the first win of a somewhat frustrating spring campaign.

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill - Track Good 4 - rail out 6m for the entire circuit - no irrigation for the last 24 hours, 9mm for the last seven days - 0.5mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 5mm for the last seven days - weather partly cloudy chance of showers 22c - 23 scratchings - FINAL

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Sandown-Hillside

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Sandown-Hillside - Track Good 4 - rail in the true position for the entire circuit - 8mm of irrigation for the last 24 hours, 34mm for the last seven days - no rain for the last 24 hours, 5.2mm for the last seven days - weather mostly sunny 19c - 11 scratchings - FINAL

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The Waller update for Saturday

Rosehill, Flemington and Gold Coast trainer Chris Waller gives a briefing on the stable's runners Rosehill, Sandown-Hillside and Doomben on Saturday - Libran – He ran very well in the Queen Elizabeth but he suffered some interference at the 200m mark which has cost him finishing a bit closer. Fortunately he has taken no harm from that and pulled up well and I expect him to run well tomorrow'.

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Sydney Specials

Rosehill profiles as something of a trap meeting on Saturday where looking for value shapes as the way to go - the meeting lacks an apparent, watertight ‘good thing’ through its nine races so we’ll run with a couple who look over the odds.

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The Melbourne Mail

The Cup Carnival is over but the spring is far from finished with Sandown always a great meetings for punters - it looks a good betting card again this year and we are keen to play the feature where The Taj Mahal appears to get a great chance

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill

UPDATED 7.35AM SATURDAY - Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill - Track Good 4 - rail out 6m for the entire circuit - no irrigation for the last 24 hours, 9mm for the last seven days - 0.5mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 5mm for the last seven days - weather partly cloudy chance of showers 22c - 23 scratchings - FINAL TO FOLLOW

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